John Brayne

(d. 1586) grocer and financier

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James Burbage

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

(c. 1530–97),

actor, was one of the earl of Leicester's players in 1572. He leased land in Shoreditch (1576), on which he erected, of wood, the first building in England specially...

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Red Lion

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

A farm in Stepney in the garden of which John Brayne, James Burbage's brother-in-law, constructed the first playhouse in 1567. The galleries were a single storey and the stage was ...

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